OBITUARY

Hilda Lucille Schaeffer

February 1, 1925March 9, 2018
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Hilda Lucille Schaeffer (nee Sours) of Fairfax, Virginia, passed away peacefully in her home on March 9, 2018. She was 93. Born February 1, 1925, in Luray, Virginia, the daughter of Lloyd and Bessie Sours, Hilda graduated from Fairfax High School in 1942. She married the love of her life, Raymond Hall Schaeffer, on December 2, 1946, and they had two daughters. She enjoyed a long career with the Department of the Army, primarily at the Pentagon, retiring in the fall of 1979. In retirement, she volunteered at Fair Oaks hospital and was an active member of the American Legion Post 177 Auxiliary, serving as President for several years. Her favorite role was Grandmother to her only grandson, Jason Reilly, whom she doted on and adored. Hilda was beloved by her daughters, grandson, brother and sisters, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Marguerite Buckley, Velma Jones and Francis Schindel and her brother Richard Sours. She is survived by her brother, Lloyd Sours and her sisters Ruth Taylor and Thelma Jones, all of Northern Virginia. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Sandrea Reilly of Silver Spring, Maryland and Sharon O’Quinn of Camden, South Carolina, and her grandson Jason Reilly of Silver Spring, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hilda’s name to The American Legion or the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
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Hilda Lucille Schaeffer

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James Buckley

April 12, 2018

In life having someone who shows, with a simple smile, that you mean something to them was what my Uncle Shafe and my Aunt Hilda did when they greeted me each time I saw them. Even After Shafe was gone Hilda would look up and see me and smile. A simple act that reflected what nice people they both were. It was a heart warming one for me. And a memory I will always remember.

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